I just got back from a VNV Nation concert. It was absolutely outstanding. The opening acts were good and fun, but the main set was incredible. VNV Nation is well known for encouraging audience participation of all kinds on its shows, shouting, hand-waving, dancing, and the like. The audience gave the band everything. Ronan Harris, the singer and the charismatic frontman, seemed surprisingly impressed with the energy of the audience. He also kept us well entertained during the couple of occasions in which the light system stopped working properly. The actual set list featured quite a number of old favorites, and a few ones off their new album. I was a little surprised that they didn’t perform as many of the sweeping symphonic songs, Beloved and Solitary were very danceable, everything was full of energy.
I have a special place in my heart for this band. April 15th, 2002, Audrey and I had our first date at a VNV Nation concert. April 15th, 2005, we got married. Isn’t that sweet?